Harvest delay throws wrench in data

Statistics Canada’s survey started when many crops were under snow, meaning final report will need analytical guesswork

Prairie crops were a mess this fall, and that’s creating a mess of adjustments in Statistics Canada’s crop production report to be released in December. “This is a very unusual situation,” said Yves Gilbert, head of the Statistics Canada wing that produces the crop production reports and estimates. “The way our surveys are de-signed right […] Read more